St. Pete now has its first-ever acro-yoga gym, The Movement Sanctuary.
Located at the old Bloom Art Center, the training center offers a unique variety of movement arts classes, workshops, private lessons and community events. Classes include beginner to advanced acroyoga, ‘yoga-ish’, aerial silks, stability training, partner stretching, standing acrobatics, Chinese pole, trapeze, juggling, capoeira, Thai bodywork, and stick mobility. All levels are welcome.
The Movement Sanctuary was formed around one common theme, a passion for movement, by partners and downtown St. Pete residents Aaron Tremper, Erin Yonke and Jess DeLeo.
Many are familiar with its funky home in the mural-covered warehouse on 5th Avenue North at 9th Street that was formerly Bloom Art Center. The 7,000-square-foot space has 35 foot ceilings for aerialists to fly and soft mats for acrobats to land on. Outside you’ll find hammocks, a fire pit and small stage for performances. Inside you can climb a three-story multi-use deck used for ninja-warrior style training, various workshops and classes as well as relaxing and watching the action below.